Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay, the 20-time Grand Slam champion, and arguably the GOAT of Tennis, is a bit of a private person. He is exuberant on the court but quite reserved off it, as compared to his counterparts from other sports. His wife follows this lead and stays away from the limelight.
Rafa made his professional debut in 2002 as a smiling teenager with an animated eyebrow and long hair. In the following decade, the media tried its best to connect his name with Shakira and other women, but the Mallorcan never paid heed. And why would he, when he already had his heart set on Xisca Perello? Xisca has always kept a low profile, and that has attracted more curiosity.
Rafa’s spouse’s full name is Maria Francisca Perello, and she is a 32-YO who was born in Manacor, Spain. She went to the University of Balearic Islands to complete her academics and met Rafa through his sister Maribel Nadal. The two Spanish teenagers started dating when Rafa was 19 and Maria was 17.
After graduating, Maria took her first job as a sports marketer in London, UK. But later, as she saw Nadal’s career getting bigger and figured she could help Nadal’s off-court business, she joined him. Currently, Maria is the Project Director of Strategy and Relations with Institutions for the Rafa Nadal Foundation. That’s a huge responsibility and explains why she isn’t a very frequent spectator at Nadal’s matches.
Plus, it seems to be a part of Maria’s personality to keep herself away from the glamour and glitz of the celebrity world. This perfectly complements a down-to-earth star like Rafa.
Rafael Nadal and his relationship with his wife
Rafael Nadal likes to call Maria ‘Mery’ and shares a very sweet relationship with her. The two took their time and tied the knot in January 2019, after dating for more than 14 years. Their marriage saw 350 guests at the La Fortaleza castle in Majorca, where prominent personalities like Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie were in attendance. As of now, the couple does not have any children, but the 35-YO is keen on having kids once his playing career is over.
MALLORCA, SPAIN – OCTOBER 19: (EDITOR’S NOTE: Mandatory credit of Fundacion Rafa Nadal needed.) Handout photo provided by the Fundacion Rafa Nadal. Rafa Nadal poses with wife Xisca Perello after marrying on October 19, 2019, in Mallorca, Spain.
Meri respects her husband’s personal space and also believes staying away from tours keeps their relationship stronger. In an interview, she had said, “It would asphyxiate me. And then he would have to be worrying about me.”
However, in the Italian Open 2021 final against Novak Djokovic, fans noticed how Meri yelled from her box when Rafa took a bad fall after stumbling off a protruding sideline. That sequence alone revealed how much she cares about Rafa and perhaps that worry also keeps her from watching games.
Roger Federer’s mother reveals a secret about him
Lynette Federer talked about a secret of her son Roger Federer
Roger Federer will play an exhibition match in the Cape Town in South Africa,
The match will be between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the foundation of Federer.
The tickets were sold in minutes and they expect to break Tennis’s most attendance match by 50,000 fans.
Last year, Federer and Zverev broke the record with 43,000 fans in Mexico and in February
He will do it with Nadal.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer’s mother is happy about the match and to play in her country,
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She revealed a secret of her son and it might be one of the reasons of why He’s still playing Tennis.
“What amazes me most is the fire and zeal with which he is involved,”
“He still jokes in the dressing room with his opponents, playing a trick or two on them.“
“Somehow he is still there with almost childlike joy. That’s a good sign.”
Roger Federer will be playing an exhibition match on the 15th of January in Australia
to donate and help the bushfire victims, Rafael Nadal will join the match and many more stars as well.
Moreover, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic donated $50,000 as She challenged him on Twitter.
Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer ‘he can go home’
This time, Novak Djokovic Father mentioned that Roger Federer doesnt’ want to retire
just because He can not accept that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be better than him.
“Why is this happening with Federer, who is still the most successful and best tennis player in the world?”
“That is a fact according to the results, which will not be for a long time. Because he cultivates so much animosity towards Novak.
Moreover, Srdan suggested that Roger Federer can go home and to more interesting things.
“They have developed a kind of respect over the years, but why do you think he still plays at 40?”
“Imagine that, a 40-year-old man still plays tennis, when he can go home and do some more interesting things.”
“But since both Nadal and Novak are breathing down his neck, he simply cannot accept the fact that they will be better than him.
“Go, man, raise children, do something else, go ski, do something. Tennis is not your whole life,”
“It is just my son’s current hobby. He is only a tennis player at the moment.”
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Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer he can go home
Back to Monte Carlo 2008 where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met in the S-Finals,
Roger Federer told Djokovic team to Be quite after they were talking about a long ball.
and not for so long, Novak Djokovic Father besides his wife started saying tough comments about Roger Federer.
And from the other side, Roger Federer never replied to the Serbian Couples to let their comments only in the media.
Nick Kyrgios tells Novak Djokovic’s father not to ‘push the blame’ onto Grigor Dimitrov
The fallout from the Adria Tour continues with Nick Kyrgios hitting back at Novak Djokovic’s father for trying to “push the blame” onto Grigor Dimitrov following a string of positive coronavirus tests.
The controversial tournament, the brainchild of 17-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, took place in Serbia and Croatia despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Players and fans did not wear facemasks during events and did not adhere to social distance rules with Djokovic insisting that they were following guidelines set out by the Serbia government.
The first big bombshell dropped on Sunday evening when world No 19 Dimitrov confirmed he returned a positive coronavirus test after returning home to Monaco, and Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki also tested positive, but the latter two were still in Croatia.
World No 1 Djokovic added his name to the list when he announced on Tuesday that both he and his wife Jelena tested positive for Covid-19 after they flew back to Serbia.
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His father, Srdjan, was unimpressed by Dimitrov and blamed the Bulgarian.
“Why did it happen? Because that man probably came sick, who knows from where,” Djokovic Sr. said of Dimitrov on RTL Croatia TV.
“He didn’t test here, he tested somewhere else … I think that’s not fair.
“He inflicted damage to both Croatia and to us as a family in Serbia.
“Nobody is feeling well because of this situation.”
Kyrgios, who has been very outspoken about the Adria Tour, hit back at Srdjan in an Instagram Story as he wrote ” don’t push the blame”.